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From jesus sosa iglesias <>
Subject Re: HTTP Tunneling using Tomcat
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2000 21:04:17 GMT
This month Javaworld published an article
About a Free API Framework called Pushlets by his Author:

You may use this for your project.

Gerard Monsen wrote:

>       Does anyone here know of any way to create a constant
> socket connection through HTTP?  I had thought there might
> be a way through servlets.  It seemed all I had to do was get
> the ServletInputStream and ServletOutputStream and never
> close them.  I could then theoretically write to and read from
> the streams for as long as I wanted.
>       Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work and all of the
> documentation and books on servlets I've seen only concentrate
> on the request/response model for servlets.  I'm getting
> the idea that what I'm looking for may not be possible because
> of the way HTTP was designed, but I'm wondering if perhaps
> someone here had found a way to get around that.
>       We want to do this for three reasons:
> 1.  We want the constant socket connection for speed purposes,
> and so that as new information comes to the server, it gets sent
> to the client right away.
> 2.  We want the connection to run through our secure https server
> so that all communications are encrypted with SSL.  As an added
> bonus, this means that all of the encryption will be done with faster
> native code (the SSL server on the server, the browser code on
> the client).  We can't use Sun's encryption mechanisms, because
> they cause SecurityException's in untrusted applets.
> 3.  Most importantly, it gets around any potential problems with
> firewalls.
>        Any help you can give would be most appreciated.
> Gerard Monsen
> Integrated Litigation Solutions
> Oakland, CA
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